Awards Criteria

SACBW Recognition Awards

LEGACY IN MOTION 2021

 

BACKGROUND

One of the annual highlights for the SACBW is the Business Women of the Year Competition, which usually takes place in October. In 2020 we celebrated our 32nd existence and although we were in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic we decided to give recognition to the TOP 10 Ambassadors of the SACBW.  We also announced a Presidential Award.

This year we hope to again host our annual gala event in-person and have reserved 23 October 2021 for this event which will take place in Gauteng.

Investment in the Leadership Development of the Council, with a special focus on young women, emerging entrepreneurs, and existing female leaders has never been more important in our country. As the SACBW, we believe that the economic empowerment of females can no longer be ignored.  Creating, forging, and seizing such empowerment opportunities can be successfully achieved by developing a leadership force.

Female leadership development is also a key performance area in the strive to solve the continuing pandemic of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). We want to be instrumental in developing a force of Warrior Women who will become role models, mentors, inspirers, and ultimate influencers.

Conscious leadership development activities for young leaders, both in and outside the Council, will give impetus to a legacy of impact of the Council.  The SACBW’s vision for the next decade is to impact and empower its leaders, members, and communities in a more measurable way. We want to transform effectiveness into greatness and leadership into a legacy!

QUALIFICATION

Who can enter the Recognition Awards?

All paid-up members in good standing by 13 August 2021
New members who wish to enter the Competition must pay the annual membership fee or commit to 12 months monthly payments

Who does not qualify to enter the Recognition Awards?

Honorary members and Honorary Life Members
SACBW Leadership Committee
Winners of the 2018 BWOY

CATEGORIES
 Category: 1 SACBW Business Woman of the Year (Registration fee R250)

All members in good standing by 13 August 2021 can register as per above

Notes: The winner of each Branch will be the Ambassador for the Branch for 2022. All the Ambassadors of the different Branches will compete for the SACBW Business Woman of the Year Award.

Criteria: To be considered, a member needs to demonstrate how she has maximized the use of the SACBW platform for:

  • Personal and business skills development (webinars, articles, workshops, events, other attended)
  • Contribution to the Council’s objectives for 2021
    • Names of at least 2 new members that joined the Council through your introduction
    • SACBW event/project that you initiated or assisted in organizing
    • Name of at least 1 x informal businesswomen or entrepreneur that you mentored, advised, assisted that made an impact in their lives
  • The impact you are making in your community!
  • Networking that resulted in business opportunities. Quantify it possible, with R-value
  • Why are you a ‘Proud member’ of SACBW?
  • You will be granted the opportunity to attend the SACBW mentorship workshop of 3 x 1-hour sessions. Confirm if you attended this workshop and what the impact was?

 

Note: Provinces with one or two branches will form a “national province” for the sake of the recognition Awards to give them also the opportunity to participate! This will be handled by the National Office.

 

0Category 2: SACBW Mentor/mentee of the Year
NO registration fee
  • The Mentor must:
    • Attend the SACBW mentorship webinars 3 x 1-hr sessions to view in your own time available on SACBW website from 1 April 2021
    • Complete the mentorship/mentee registration form
      • If the mentee is not a SACBW member then the mentee must be registered as a “Friend of the SACBW” and the R199 p.a. must be paid before 13 August 2021.
    • Submit a mentorship action plan agreed upon with mentee and submitted on or before 13 August 2021. (Template available)
      • The progress will then be measured from 13 August to 30 August 2021.
    • Submit a progress report and highlight achievements on or before the 31 August 2021
    • Submit a 3-minute interview video with the mentee,
  • The winning mentor/mentee of each Branch will be nominated to participate for the National Mentor and Mentee of the Year Award.
Category 3: SACBW Community Warrior Woman Award
NO registration fee
  • Each branch to nominate a “Warrior Women in their Community”
  • This is a non-member of the SACBW who demonstrates through her leadership, actions, and involvement in the community that she is making an impact!
  • The winning Community Warrior Woman Award of each Branch will be nominated to participate in the National Community Warrior Woman Award
Category 4: SACBW Branch of the Year Award
NO registration fee

Each Local Branch Business Leader must submit a 1-pager annual report on the Branch action plan to demonstrate the implementation of the action plan that supports the Provincial plan. The measurement of the critical success factors (CSF) will form part of the dashboard for the province.

Category 5: SACBW Province of the Year Award
NO registration fee

Each Provincial/Regional Busines Leader must submit a 1-pager annual report on the Provincial action plan to demonstrate the implementation of the action plan that supports the SACBW National Objectives of 2021. The measurement of the critical success factors (CSF) will form part of the dashboard for national.

 
Category 6: SACBW Collaboration Award
NO registration fee

The President will submit a report on Collaboration with different organizations and the Support and benefit to the Council for the National Judging Panel to decide.

Category 7: SACBW Presidential Award
NO registration fee

The Presidential Award is a surprise 😊

JUDGING
Categories 1 to 3:

First-round judging

The judging of these categories will take place on branch level with an external judging panel of at least 3 people organized by the Local Business Leader

The winner on the branch level of each of these categories will take part in the National judging to be announced at the Gala event on 23 October 2021 in Gauteng

Second round judging

The judging of the winners from the branches in each of these categories will be judged on a National level with an external judging panel of at least 3 people organized by the President

Categories 5 to 7

Will be judged on a National level with an external judging panel of at least 3 people organized by the President

AWARDS
Category 1: SACBW Business Woman of the Year
  • The finalist(s) of the branch – certificate and prizes sponsored by local businesses
  • The winner (Ambassador) of the branch – Framed Ambassador certificate & 1-year membership & prizes sponsored by local businesses & 1 x Ticket to Gala event
  • SACBW Business Women of the Year – Framed Business Women of the Year Certificate & Bigger trophy
Category 2: SACBW Mentor and Mentee of the Year
  • The finalist(s) Mentor/mentees of the branch – prizes sponsored by local businesses
  • The Mentor/mentee of the branch – Certificate & prizes sponsored by local businesses & Ticket to Gala event
  • National Mentor/Mentee of the Year – Certificate & trophy each
Category 3: SACBW Community Warrior Woman of the Year Award –
  • The 3 finalists of Warrior Women in a Community – prizes sponsored by local businesses
  • The Warrior Woman of the branch – Certificate & small trophy & prizes sponsored by local businesses & Ticket to Gala event
  • National Warrior Woman of the Year – Certificate & Bigger trophy
Category 4: SACBW Branch of the Year Award

Floating trophy

Category 5 SACBW Province of the Year Award

Floating trophy

Category 6: SACBW SACBW Presidential Award

Certificate and special prize😊

Contact person:

Hester du Bruyn

awards@sacbw.org